#1
Hello.

I'm looking to get a new pickup for my Epiphone Dot, spending something in the region of £50-60 or so. (about $100 USD?). I find the current ones a bit too muddy. I play rythm guitar and I want something that has a slight trebbly edge to it. I'm playing it through a Marshall AVT100 (which I really like, actually). Something that will cut throught he mix a bit more, when playing with my band.

I was thinking about getting a P-90 for it (I'm only going to change the bridge pickup), what kind of a sound would I get from this? Or can anyone suggest anything different?

I play mostly stuff with a punky/bluesy kind of edge to it, if that makes sense?

Thanks in advance for any help...
#2
(Can't wait for some knuckle dragging idiot to insist EMGs are for you)

Bill Lawrence or Jason Lollar P-90s always get good reviews.
#3
What kind of sound do P-90's give? The descriptions i've read have all been a bit vague
#4
is your guitar routed for p90's or humbuckers?
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#5
If your stock pickups are humbuckers, you'll need a P-94. A P-90 is wider but thinner than a humbucker.

P-90s are large single coils. Your cleans will have some brightness, but a lot of body. The P-90s in my PRS SE Soapbar II are bassy with a lot of mid punch and a bit of glass on the top. I love their clean sound. Very bluesy. Distortion is better than a Strat-sized single coil, but not quite as heavy as a humbucker. IMO, soapbar pickups are the porridge that Goldilocks ate. Problem is, though, their also single coils. LARGE ones. So they're succeptible to 60 hz humming. They make hum-cancelling P-90s, but I'm wary of those. Just like hum-cancelling single coils on a Strat don't sound like standard single coils, I doubt a hum-cancelling P-90 will sound the same as an original.
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#6
Quote by Dave_Mc
is your guitar routed for p90's or humbuckers?


It came with humbuckers, so for humbuckers I guess. I was looking at ones which said they fitted in to a humbucker guitar with no modfication needed.
#7
^ ok.

As far as I know, the two major guys who make humbucker-sized p90's are duncans (p94? phat cat? not too sure on the models) and bareknuckle (mississippi queen). I'd look into those- they're liable to be more than £60 though...
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#8
knuckle dragging idiot number one here, not to much into emg's i just love the sound of the combination of EMG 85 and mahogany wood:P didn't get the chance to try a lot of different pickups in the same guitar yet
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#9
Quote by Dave_Mc
^ ok.

As far as I know, the two major guys who make humbucker-sized p90's are duncans (p94? phat cat? not too sure on the models) and bareknuckle (mississippi queen). I'd look into those- they're liable to be more than £60 though...


yeah, I was looking at the Seymour Duncan ones

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=67101

and also these ones

http://www.wdmusic.co.uk/shop/products.php?category=330&product=5042
#11
^^ aye- the bareknuckle one is £95, so that's probably a bit much. I have no idea about those two though, I haven't tried them.
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